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NEET 2021 Expected Cutoff: Check Category-wise Cutoff Here

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalPublished On: May 03, 2021 | NEET UG

The official cutoff of NEET will be released after the exam is conducted. Until then, you can check out the expected NEET 2021 cutoff and find out how much you need to score to get the best college.

NEET Expected Cutoff

With the NEET-UG approaching, candidates have started to wonder what the cutoff of NEET 2021 will be. If we compare the NEET cutoff trends of previous years, it would not be a stretch to say that NEET 2021 cutoff scores are expected to increase. Topper now scores as high as the full marks i.e., 720. With the competition becoming so cut-throat, a hike in the cutoff trends is expected to be observed this year. 

So if you are one of the aspirants for the exam and are wondering what the cutoff scores for this year would be then this article is for you. Check out the category-wise expected NEET 2021 cutoff and get answers to the questions you may be grappling with. 

All About the NEET-UG 2021

What Will be NEET 2021 Qualifying Cutoff?

The official cutoff scores for different states and institutes will, of course, be released after the NEET result has been declared, but until then, you can have a look at the expected cutoff scores for NEET 2021 for different categories.

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State-wise NEET Expected Cutoff 2021

Other than the above-mentioned scores, different states also release NEET cutoff scores under both, All India Quota (AIQ) and State Quota. To guess what the state-wise NEET 2021 cutoff would be, you can check out the previous years’ cutoff for different states. Go through the table below and click on your state’s name. There, you will be able to access the 2020 cutoff scores for different institutes, which will help you find out the expected scores for this year. 

NEET Cutoff for Maharashtra

NEET Cutoff for Tamil Nadu

NEET Cutoff for Karnataka

NEET Cutoff for Odisha

NEET Cutoff for Andhra Pradesh

NEET Cutoff for Haryana

NEET Cutoff for HP

NEET Cutoff for Bihar

NEET Cutoff for Gujarat

NEET Cutoff for Kerala

NEET Cutoff for UP

NEET Previous Years’ Cutoff Analysis

Going through the trends in previous years’ cutoff scores of NEET tells that there has been a continuous escalation in the scores. From a cutoff range of 697-131 for the unreserved category in the year 2017, the range has come up to 720-147. Last year, a total of 13.66 lakh students took the test, out of which, about 7.7 lakh students qualified for the examination. Two students out of the pool created history by scoring 720 out of 720 marks. This, along with many other factors caused a substantial increase in the cutoff scores. This year, the registrations are expected to hike at a much higher rate than last year making the competition to be even more difficult. So, expecting the NEET 2021 cutoff scores to be higher than 2020 seems like an obvious thing. 

To help you understand these trends better, we have added a graph below comparing the category-wise cutoff scores of previous years.   

Validity of NEET Cutoff Marks 2021

Just like everything else in this universe, NEET cutoff scores also come with an expiration date. You cannot use scores of one year for any or every academic year. The scores are only valid for the current academic year. After that, they get expired and cannot be used for the next academic year. For instance, if you appeared in NEET 2021 and scored XYZ scores, you can only get admission based on your marks in the academic year of 2021. The usage of these same scores for 2022 admissions will not be entertained. 

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